Description: Challenges to approvals of a project in California that would include 12,000 dwelling units, up to 5.1 million square feet of commercial land uses, and a development footprint of 4,643 acres.
Center for Biological Diversity v. County of Kern
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/10/2020 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate filed. Lawsuit Said County Should Have Required More Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures for Approved Development. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court challenging Kern County’s approvals of a project that would include 12,000 dwelling units, up to 5.1 million square feet of commercial land uses, and a development footprint of 4,643 acres. The petition asserted that the County failed to adequately analyze or mitigate the project’s greenhouse gas impacts. The petitioner contended that the County should have required the project to be “zero net energy” and should have required distributed or rooftop solar installations.